The attorneys at the firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros have successfully been representing people who suffered injuries as a result of being injured in an airplane, train or a boat accident for over forty-five (45) years.

For example, we represented buildings that were damaged in the crash of an airplane into New York City apartment buildings caused by New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle in 2006.

We have brought claims for persons injured while working at airports or going to and from airports and airplanes as well as persons injured in various types of accidents involving planes and airports.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros has represented persons while using, entering or exiting trains and subways including persons seriously injured in the recent Amtrak accident in Philadelphia as well as the crash of an NYC subway train.

We have represented persons injured while using or riding in boats whether they were on or boarding commercial or personal vessels. Read our article on the topic of boating accidents.

The firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros successfully represented victims of the Staten Island ferry crash.

Learn more about our verdicts and settlements.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros is proud to have represented many members of the New York City Police Department Maritime Division who were injured while on the job. We were the first law firm in New York to develop the legal theory that since these police officers were working on navigable waters they were protected by the provisions of the "Jones Act." The "Jones Act" was intended to protect and make it easier to recover compensation for those who were injured while working on maritime vessels.

In a case where our client was injured and alleged a violation of the Jones Act, which law applied to a police officer who worked in the NYPD Harbor Unit and who was injured while employed on a boat, David Jaroslawicz had the privilege to represent the plaintiff and argue the appeal in Oxley v. New York, No. 90-7555, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 923 F.2d 22; October 2, 1990, Argued, January 11, 1991. The issue was whether a crew member was entitled to a jury trial on unseaworthiness and Jones Act claims because he presented evidence that employer negligence played a part in producing his injury and raised issues of defect and insufficiency in the vessel's equipment.

In an admiralty case, Jaroslawicz & Jaros was successful in the case of Murillo v. Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co., 05 Civ. 3202 (NRB), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, July 26, 2005, Decided, July 27, 2005, Filed. The court found that the suit fell within court's admiralty jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C.S. § 1333(1) because repairs to a tugboat while in ordinary dry dock were considered to be made in water, not on land.

Jaroslawicz & Jaros was also successful in the case of CARTER v. OGDEN MARINE, INC., No. 81 Civ. 0024 (Mil), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, October 2, 1981. The court found that the wife of an injured seaman was entitled to present her claim for relief to the jury for loss of society based on her husband's injuries, and was entitled to recover if the injuries were attributed to the unseaworthiness of the vessel.

If you or a loved one has a claim as a result of an injury suffered from a train, boat or plane accident that has resulted in a serious physical injury and is in need of legal assistance, call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 646-569-9472 or toll free in New York at 1-800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire.

The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call to ensure that you do not waive your right to compensation. Or you can email Abraham Jaros directly at [email protected].

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